Travel

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Transport is part of daily life for anyone who lives or works in London. 30 million journeys were made on the Transport for London network each day in 2015, and we walk, cycle, drive and take minicabs around our city too.

A current priority issue for the capital is the need for cleaner air. We need to reduce emissions from public transport and make a transition to less polluting cars and minicabs. Change is needed on a local level, both in central zones and through the rest of London, particularly along routes children walk to school. There’s currently worse air quality in some of the most deprived areas of our capital – we need to act to remove these inequalities.

How do we provide a fairer, more accessible and more environmentally-friendly travel network?

Join in with a discussion below or start up your own.

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Invisible disabilities and public transport

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Getting to work on public transport is a real challenge for people with invisible disabilities (ME/CFS, Fibromyalgia, Heart Conditions etc) especially at peak times when seating is scarce.

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thomasbeadle
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Last commented: 5th Mar 2014

Orbital rail route

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The completion of tracks between Surrey Quays and Clapham Junction has created a new outer london orbital rail route, which opened on Sunday 9 December.

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Last commented: 22nd Nov 2013

Fostering in the Capital - ZIP Cards

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Being a Foster Carer for teenagers in the Capital is hard, especially for single people who have a mortgage and do not have a good, regular additional income.

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Lynnfelton
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Last commented: 8th Oct 2013

Congestion

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How does congestion affect your life?

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Talk London
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Last commented: 21st May 2013

Cars are killing our High Streets

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Pickles and Portas have got it totally wrong. It's not lack of parking that's killing our High Streets, but quite the opposite. The growth of out of town retail centres which encourage people to get there by car actively takes trade away from the High Street.

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coshgirl
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Last commented: 20th Mar 2013

Electricycles

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I am elderly and disabled, but am getting about London as easily as ever -- because I have an electric motorcycle. I've had it for three years, and find it ideal: it does 50 miles between charges, is easy to charge from a mains plug.

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annjam
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Last commented: 3rd Dec 2012

Providing Calming Music while travelling on the underground

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The trains should provide calm, relaxing music (no lyrics) while travelling, in between annoucements rather then listening to noise from another person's headphones.

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chatterbox
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Last commented: 13th Nov 2012

Getting ahead of the Games

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In our poll about day to day travel, 37% of you said you prefer to walk. 36% said you prefer to take the tube or train.

Did you do anything differently? What lessons have we learnt from the way public transport has been organised through the Games?

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Last commented: 18th Sep 2012

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